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The wine, the craic and the broken Spanish flowed up at Belvedere Hall last night, as the SEK Dublin International School played party hosts.

As well as yer man from La Touche Wines laying out his fine wares, there was an important announcement from the Windgates school too.

Before we unleash the official press release below, a shout-out, of course, to the great John McGowan for venturing out for this rockin’ launch, his photos proving that a fine time was had by all.

A very fine time, by the looks of some of the chancers here.

Now, over to that spiel…

A large gathering of host families joined staff at SEK Dublin International School on Friday evening to indulge in a late Halloween tutored wine and cheese tasting. They gathered on All Hallows Day to be guided through a selection of wines from Spain and cheeses from Ireland – a perfect international combination!

Another perfect international combination is the new educational programme being offered at SEK Dublin International School. The combination of the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years and IB Diploma programmes provides day students from Ireland and international boarders from overseas (either staying with host families or in modern on-campus residences) with a globally recognised curriculum and examination that provides access to the world’s best universities, including the top Irish universities. SEK Dublin is the first and only school in Dublin to offer these two programmes.

Christopher Charleson (Director General of Schools) who flew in from SEK’s HQ in Madrid also announced the launch of an exciting new initiative whereby collaborating host families will be given the opportunity to register their children in SEK Dublin tuition free in exchange for hosting a student. This initiative is aimed at young people aged 12 to 18 and seeks to offer host siblings an opportunity to enjoy a top quality international education which will prepare them for the global world in which we live.

The families present enjoyed the marriage of cultures – both culinary and educational. They look forward to more of both in the future!

Nice. The school is currently accepting applications from students aged 10 to 18 years, and if you’d like to find out more, you can contact Mónica Prieto at

You can also find out more about SEK right about here, and explore John McGowan’s full gallery of shots from the night here.